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The Internet of Things: panem et circenses for the masses? - TelecomTV (registration)

The Internet of Things: panem et circenses for the masses? - TelecomTV (registration) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

US-based Pew Research is continuing its series of special reports to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web. Its latest looks at the potential for the next iteration of the net, which is increasingly becoming known as the Internet of Things (or ubiquitous computing for those more mature readers).

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▶ The Next Evolution, From Open Source Solutions, To Open Source Business Models - YouTube

Conferencia impartida por Joshua Capy llevada a cabo en la Universidad Galileo.

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My Closing Keynote At The Collaborative, Peer and Sharing Economy Summit - Business Insider

My Closing Keynote At The Collaborative, Peer and Sharing Economy Summit - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

NYU and The NYC Partnership (the chamber of commerce for NYC) held a conference last friday on the Collaborative, Peer, and Sharing Economy. I was asked to give a closing keynote. I don’t believe it was filmed. If it was, I will post the video here when I find it.





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Reading, Writing re: Management: Jeremy Rifkin on tomorrow's jobs

Reading, Writing re: Management: Jeremy Rifkin on tomorrow's jobs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
My weekly book post on s+b: The End of Work, Revisited Jeremy Rifkin's controversial prognostications on topics such as beef, biotechnology, and business have been sparking debate for at least 40 years.
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Jackson Rising People Power and the New Cooperative Movemen

Jackson Rising People Power and the New Cooperative Movemen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Once home to some of the most violent racists in the U.S., Jackson, Mississippi is now a key training ground for self-determination and organized “people power” throughout the U.S. South. From May 2 through May 4, 2014 activists, organizers and fellow revolutionaries from all over the world gathered at the Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference at Jackson State University. An estimated 500 people participated in some or all of the conference.

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Clay Shirky 1: the Gutenberg revolution is over - YouTube

Speaking after his appearance at the Edinburgh International Televsion Festival, internet guru Clay Shirky explains why the revolution ushered in by Gutenberg's invention of moveable type has given way to cost-free online distribution.

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A 'New Sharing Economy'? Ask some 5-year-olds how that works - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Organic.” “Artisanal.” “Community-based.” “Social.” “Local.” “Fresh.” “Natural.” And the godfather of them all: “Green.”


These words used to have specific definitions and usages before they were hijacked by businesses and brand managers wanting to connote vague warmth and fuzziness.




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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Movement of the Day: The Fundacion Case del Bosque in Bogota, Colombia

The group carries out research about the social digital divide, public technological debt, technopolitics, activism and technology in digital literacy in Colombia

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Popular Movements Toward Socialism - Monthly Review

Popular Movements Toward Socialism - Monthly Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The following reflections deal with a permanent and fundamental challenge that has confronted, and continues to confront, all popular movements struggling against capitalism. By this I mean both those of movements whose explicit radical aim is to abolish the system based on private proprietorship over the modern means of production (capital) in order to replace it with a system based on workers’ social proprietorship, and those of movements which, without going so far, involve mobilization aimed at real and significant transformation of the relations between labor (“employed by capital”) and capital (“which employs the workers”). Both sorts of movements can contribute, in varying degree, to calling capitalism into question; but they also might merely create the illusion of movement in that direction, although in fact only forcing capital to make the transformations it would need to co-opt a given set of working-class demands. We are well aware that it is not always easy to draw the boundary between efficacy and impotence in regard to the strategies resorted to by these movements, no more so than to determine whether their strategic aims are clashing with their tactical situation.

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Socialize Social Media!

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Society is distinct from the economy in that no direct monetary rewards flow from participation. Being popular may help you make money, and having money may in turn make you popular, but no one is paid a fee for his personal popularity, nor can I pay people to like me. The autonomy of society is limited but nevertheless real.
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This entry was posted on Friday, December 27th, 2013 at 5:09 am and is filed under MediaP2P InfrastructuresP2P Public PolicyP2P RightsPeer Property. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Last chance to help this great P2P project!

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Last chance to help this great P2P project! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Bangla-Pesa project is an alternative currency initiative in Kenya. The organizers have already had to contend with being imprisoned by the local police for ‘counterfeiting money’, but happily they won their court case and the project is now supported by the Kenyan state.

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CROMATICA, the Arduino at Heart Light-Speaker

CROMATICA, the Arduino at Heart Light-Speaker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is a new crowdfunding site on the block! It’s called Crowdrooster.com, and one of its first campaigns is for the Cromatica, an Arduino at heart light-speaker by Digital Habits.
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3 Ways the Sharing Economy is Getting Creative - Business 2 Community

3 Ways the Sharing Economy is Getting Creative - Business 2 Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This week saw the “Share: Catalyzing on the sharing economy” conference being held in San Francisco.

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Sharing Economy Attracts New Business To General Aviation - Aviation International News

Until recently, the sharing economy enabled by modern technology has been limited to industries less regulated than aviation such as taxicabs (Uber, Lyft, Sidecar), hotels (Airbnb) and cars (RelayRides). But now the sharing economy is coming to general aviation, in the form of new ways to rent airplanes (OpenAirplane) and systems for sharing expenses and empty seats in Part 91 non-commercial aircraft (AirPooler and Flytenow). There is no sign yet that the sharing economy has reached the highly regulated charter market, although some saw empty-leg broker BlackJet as such an attempt.
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What Is (and Is Not) Left-Wing? - Dissident Voice

What Is (and Is Not) Left-Wing? - Dissident Voice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


At the other end of the spectrum the necessary corollary of the new enclosure of the commons is that those who don't own things are progressively stripped of access to resources.

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Jeremy Rifkin: Intelligent technology and the future of human labour

Jeremy Rifkin: Intelligent technology and the future of human labour | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, I spoke to Jeremy Rifkin about his new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Our conversation ranged widely over many of the book’s central arguments, particularly those concerning the transition, driven by new information technologies, from a capitalist market economy to what Rifkin calls the “Collaborative Commons”. We ended with a brief discussion of the future of work. In the following guest post, Rifkin discusses in more detail the implications of the ”wholesale substitution of intelligent technology for mass wage labour and salaried professional labour.”

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Amazon deploys 10000 robot workers, a year after Obama's famous Amazon ... - ExtremeTech

Amazon deploys 10000 robot workers, a year after Obama's famous Amazon ... - ExtremeTech | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It is clear that no sense of irony is needed to be successful in politics. If it was, then President Obama’s team might have thought more deeply about their choice of an Amazon warehouse as a showcase for one of his key speeches about jobs in the United States. Leaving aside whether warehouse jobs are great jobs or not, no company has been more aggressive as Amazon when it comes to eliminating human labor in the supply chain. When we first covered Amazon’s acquisition of warehouse-robotics company Kiva for $775 million in 2012, Amazon bragged of having 1,000 robots in its warehouses. Now CEO Bezos has said the number will be closer to 10,000 by the end of this year. Amazon claims that current employees won’t be sacked because of the additional 9,000 robots, but obviously the robots are doing a lot of work that would otherwise have required additional human employees.

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Students shaping future with FabLab - The Age

Students shaping future with FabLab - The Age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Lauriston is the first in Australia to introduce FabLab@School, a digital workshop - pioneered by Stanford University in the US - that encourages students to embrace technology in its many aspects.

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How are the combined forces of cloud, mobility and big data impacting enterprises? - The Networked Society Blog

How are the combined forces of cloud, mobility and big data impacting enterprises? - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In its recent report, “Market Trends: Monetizing Gartner’s Nexus of Forces in the Enterprise Software Markets.”, Gartner says that cloud, mobility and big data will drive more than 26 percent of total enterprise software market revenue by 2017. Cloud, mobility, big data and apps are the building blocks of the Networked Society and are already in place – much sooner than expected. The impact of this is that enterprise software markets will outpace the overall market growth.

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The zero marginal cost society - welcome to the 3d future - Management Today

The zero marginal cost society - welcome to the 3d future - Management Today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Imagine a world where cheap, 3D-printed, zero-emission, driverless, shared cars roam our roads; where human organs are easily replicated, ordered and delivered to those needing transplants on demand and where we generate and share our own green electricity for zero cost ...

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The 'invisible hand' a pickpocket? - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Piketty’s work has been under unrelenting attack, especially by people who don’t want to believe it and likely won’t believe it, even if it holds up over time as a valid argument. But the manic condemnation has created a bestseller.

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Organizing Digital Labour and Digital Labour Organizing Workshop

Organizing Digital Labour and Digital Labour Organizing Workshop | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Framing - The digitalisation and the informalisation of economies and jobs have brought about major challenges for workers and unions. While the new ICTs were to create new structures and cyber-works they also allowed the state and the capital to reorganize production, consumption, finance and politics alongside global production commodity networks. On the other hand since 2010 the social and emancipatory potential of part of the same technological developments is gained a large recognition. The workshop aims at a fruitful and solution focused discussion on the efficient and easy to learn ‘new tool kit’ and how to use it for labour’s renewal and emancipation. We want to explore some of the creative strategies and tactics that are built in the post 2008 period. What can be learned from the way social media used by grassroots? What the new experiences of digital (self-)organising do promise, especially the informal and precarious workers’? What are  the core issues, contradiction ad main problems to tackle? We invite unionists, labour activists, organisers and researchers alike interested in reinventing labour and transnational solidarity for the 21th century.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Podcast of the Day: How to Reclaim the Commons … and Your Attention, with Howard Rheingold

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Podcast of the Day: How to Reclaim the Commons … and Your Attention, with Howard Rheingold | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The problem with the Commons is that they can be enclosed. – Howard Rheingold

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